DeWyze's Brother
Tweets His Anger

Don't hold your breath to see former American Idol winner Lee DeWyze perform at the finale: He wasn't invited!

Scandal alert! Last year's winner of American Idol, Lee DeWyze, won't be on stage at the Nokia Theater on Wednesday night to pass the torch to either Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina.

Lee DeWyze not invited to American Idol finale

Why? Previous winners always appear to perform on the finale -- Kris Allen did it last year when DeWyze was crowned. So, what's the deal?

"Hey guys, no I'm not performing at the Finale. I wasn't asked to. A lot of questions so I thought I'd fill you in. Talk to you soon," DeWyze tweeted Monday afternoon.

DeWyze kept it cool on his Twitter, but his bro wasn't so diplomatic about it.

"American idol producers have no respect... that is all... serious b.s.," Michael DeWyze tweeted.

He went on to call AI head honcho Nigel Lythgoe a "no soul scumbag."

"While u may be respectful about it i think its [expletive]," Michael tweeted to Lee.

He calmed down a bit later and took down some of his tweets.

"People may think I'm being rude its just very obvious when someone is being treated disrespectfully... sorry bout angry tweets. Heat of moment," Michael wrote.

DeWyze's exclusion from the finale does leave us with a lot of questions -- are they trying to forget he ever won?

Scandalous indeed.

Why do you think American Idol producers didn't invite Lee DeWyze to the finale?

Image: WENN

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Comments on "Where's the love? American Idol winner Lee DeWyze not invited to finale"

Gerri January 10, 2012 | 10:38 AM

Lee should have performed on the Finale. Nigel was wrong and I believe he knows it too! Never before was a trophy given out. In fact when Scotty was handed the trophy he didn't even know what to do with it. Lee is a real gentleman and surely didn't want to be placed in such an awkward position or to take Scotty's moment from him. After all we know that Lee has Class and is always true to himself. I applaud Lee for being above it all and for attending the Gala. I've seen him perfom Live many times and he is always "JUST LEE". He really makes his audience feel comfortable and his voice is amazing. He's always changing up his variou songs - really keeps things fresh! His fans will always be devoted to him and will always be watching his back. Cause we Love Lee!

Terri May 29, 2011 | 5:41 AM

Shame on American Idol. I've lost respect since they have none. Lee is a fine musician and performer, and they showed no class.

bobby trendy May 28, 2011 | 10:00 PM

I dont knwo whoo lee is but he look sgood!!

bobby trendy May 28, 2011 | 10:00 PM

I dont knwo whoo lee is but he look sgood!!

mai May 28, 2011 | 5:17 AM

It's a bit sad not to see Lee on the finale... I just thought that maybe because Lee was still on his concert tour so he wasn't able to prepare for the AI finale... but more sad to see Lee behind Ryan when he was with the audience and Lee wasn't acknowledged at all!

Terri May 27, 2011 | 6:40 AM

Between Beyonce slithering to make love to me to a bunch of teenagers and Lady Gaga simulating on stage what a total turn off. Beyonce is such a talented singer and has had numerous great hits she has to sing that really awful song on the finale? And Gaga who's is out there almost did a porn act on the last show. What awful examples for children watching in auditoriums very very sad

Scott May 27, 2011 | 6:10 AM

Lee Dewyze didn't give Scotty his trophy because he was upset at the fact they didn't invite him to perform. Let's face it. Lee Dewyze should of never won Idol. Neither should've Scotty. This competition has become a breeding ground for lack luster talent. They are not creating the next American idol. They are creating ratings. The best should win the contest. The public shouldn't be so involed with the voting process. Obviously the process is not without flaws.

R May 26, 2011 | 12:21 PM

you are the people who voted for them quit the winning and enjoy your day. maybe they will pick your way next time!

Michele Butler May 26, 2011 | 6:09 AM

I agree that it was extremely rude to not invite Lee on the finale show. I don't understand their reasoning behind that. Would love to have heard Lee sing!

GMM May 26, 2011 | 5:26 AM

Kept waiting, waiting, hoping Lee would sing. What's up with that. I cannot believe Lee was not asked to sing. I love Christal too. But I knew from week one that Lee would win. I really think Lee would have been a better choice than Tom Jones. I mean come on, hearing the men singing Tom Jones songs seemed like a joke. Lee better be invited to sing next year or I will boycott the show.

TLA May 25, 2011 | 11:32 PM

I can't imagine that Ryan didn't see Lee DeWyze sitting right behind him at one point in the show... and he didn't even acknowledge him???? That is absolutely wrong! He should've been singing at least one song and maybe giving some well wishes to Scotty & Lauren. Lee did actually win last year, no matter what people think, he received the most votes. I would have thought that in a 120 minute show they could have at least acknowledged him and given him 3-4 minutes. Not cool AI!

Susan May 25, 2011 | 10:42 PM

Lee should have been invited, very rude to leave him out of the show tonight. He won and should have been included.

LT May 25, 2011 | 9:36 PM

I am so sad. Lee deserves everything good, he is such a great artist! I love his songs, his voice, his personality, etc. etc. etc.

buba jonese May 25, 2011 | 9:22 PM

Latest Idol winner is 2011?s biggest joke of the year albeit worst timing trumped by JJJ, “Jesus just joking” prank.

ME May 25, 2011 | 8:55 PM

Where was Lee Dewyze at the AI finale??? He is one of my very favorite Idols. The Day the Earth Stood Still, Me and my Jealousy, Isabelle, Beautiful Like you...His music makes me feel so good and I love it. I really was watching and waiting for him to sing. Really upset that it didn't happen.

CK May 25, 2011 | 8:08 PM

I am so disappointed that Lee Dewyze didn't sing at the finale of American Idol. I was waiting for him to sing and his next single. I love everything about him...his song writing, his voice and the way he can change up a song to make it better in a second. He also seems like a really nice guy. He is a true artist and deserved to win Idol last year and be on stage this year. So sad that he didn't perform...what's up with that? I maybe boycotting Idol next year.

Linda May 25, 2011 | 5:48 PM

@Logan - I disagree with you that Kris Allen winning over Adam was a joke, and obviously thousands of other disagree with you as well. I started out voting for Adam but Kris won me over as I began to get tired of Adam's singing style with the screams. To each his own. You have a right to your opinion as do I. Just in case there are casual readers of the comments who do not know what Kris has been up to, I'l mention a few things. There are a lot of responsibilities that come with being the winner, and Kris has fulfilled those admirably. Kris was the first idol contestant ever (including Adam) to have the debut single from his album chart in the top 10 on three Billboard charts. This single has sold over 1.6 million copies and was just nominated for a Billboard award. Kris toured with Keith Urban, Maroon 5, BareNakedLadies, and Lifehouse. He's working on his second album due out this year. Next week, Kris will sing at the PBS Memorial Day Concert in DC before 300,000 people as well as millions on t.v.. He's working on his 2nd album. It is estimated that his net worth is about 2.5 million dollars. Not bad for a 25-year-old starting his career.

Mary May 24, 2011 | 8:05 PM

Next season call the show...."Mid-West,Southern American Idol" ...That's where your votes are originating....Not the East and West Coasters...You would have had Pia in there "fur shure"...Good Luck with this!!

Julie May 24, 2011 | 3:42 PM

Last season was not great! However, it seems rude to leave Lee out of the finale. Kris wasn't great but he was there. I feel it's more about separating the show from anything that had to do with Simon Cowell. Notice only Randy remains, and even the logo has changed some. I feel that James was the best this year musically and should hot have been voted off. I would like to see Idol limit votes like Dancing with the stars does. Only 10 votes per phone line. That would really make it more fair to all contestants.

Kendra May 24, 2011 | 11:15 AM

I thought season 9 was the best season of them all, and I've been watching since season 2. It's the only American Idol's Live tour I went to/wanted to go to. There will never be a better season of American Idol to me, I loved everyone. I'm disgusted they didn't invite Lee to perform at the finale.

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